Button Up My Buttons Babe

Due to a recent conversation with the toddler, I have a new theory. Hip hop song lyrics are derived from toddlers.

For a recent special treat, we decided to have milkshakes after dinner. Which is when I had my revelation.

First, the toddler pronounced, “My milkshake; this is yours.” Which I somehow pieced together as “My milkshake brings all the boys to the yard, and they’re like it’s better than yours…

Then, after inevitably spilling some of the milkshake on his shirt, the toddler said,  “I’m gonna take off all my clothes.” Which led this song to arrive in my mind, “It’s getting hot in here, so take off all your clothes.

After helping him put another shirt on,  the toddler said, “Now button up my buttons.” Which of course, made this song pop into my head, “Loosen up my buttons babe

Then, just to top off the night of inappropriate song lyrics inspired by a toddler, my son walked over to my husband sitting with his legs crossed on the floor, and said, “Daddy, open your legs.” Which may not be a song lyric, but seems to fit in the with the above list of inappropriate-ness.

So either hip hop artists really derived their song lyrics by hanging out with toddlers, or my head is still full of club songs from college. It’s a toss-up, really.


  1. Considering most hip hop artists seem to have the same mentality of 2-year-olds, this actually makes perfect sense!

    And now I have Nelly in my head. Thank you for that. 😉

  2. Hi there! That’s funny, as I sometimes think of songs while listening to my children. They look at me as if I’m crazy when I actually start singing them as well :-) First time visiting by the way – I like your blog.

    • Thank you so much! I am so glad you stopped by! Yes, I totally do the singing thing to my son too. I think I’m getting a good head start on the embarrassing parent thing. :)

  3. Haha! And now I’ve got “my milkshakes bring all the boys to the….” you know the song in my head and I’ll bet it will be there for the rest of the day.:)

  4. I think this just proves that toddlers are actually smarter than most of those hip hop stars and that we should all be recording everything our children say for the possibility of future song lyrics.

  5. You might just have the next lyrical prodigy on your hands!

  6. Ha! I think maybe it’s a combination of both.

  7. Hee! Hilarious, girlfriend!

    (Naughty, but hilarious!)